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Sri Lanka Holiday Reviews

We are very proud of our tailor-made trips in Sri Lanka, but no one says it better than our lovely customers who have tried and tested our holidays. Take a peek at their comments below.

"Sri Lanka was delightful. The content of the tour was excellent" P A - Feb 2024
Sri Lanka was delightful. The content of the tour was excellent and Buddhika was a charming guide.

We loved the cultural triangle and thought Kandy was a great place. The cooking with the local family was a real treat. The train journey to the highlands was fun and we saw a leopard on safari

All in all a wonderful trip and thanks for organising.
"Possibly our favourite holiday ever!" Tony M, Jan 2024
We loved the country and the people but the delicious food we loved a little too much! Our favourite hotel was Nine Skies. We just loved the feel and the vibe of it. Our thanks to you and the team for helping to make this special year even more special. 
"Brilliant Holiday" Paul H, March 2023
"Possibly the best holiday we're had - exciting, smooth, relaxing- exactly what we wanted. Carly was helpful and responsive to our requests.

Sigiriya rock, tea plantation, safari just some of the great highlights"
"Blissful days in Sri Lanka" Nicola K, December 2022
Fleewinter are the people to go with. They know this country and its people - I wouldn’t go with anyone else.
"We asked for adventure, culture and romance - which is exactly what we got!" C&J - December 2021
"Beautiful, romantic honeymoon to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
It was perfect - we wanted a once in a lifetime romantic honeymoon which is exactly what we got. It was so great to have 11 days touring Sri Lanka experiencing a new culture, sightseeing and safari and then relaxing in the Maldives in complete luxury (plus amazing snorkelling).

Thank you Fleewinter"
"We loved our time in Sri Lanka, super impressed" K.Z & Family - February 2020
"We loved having Rosyth to ourselves for the first couple of nights, it was truly like staying in someone’s fully staffed estate. And Villa Bentota was probably our favourite - absolutely stunning room and design and having the train cross the property was so atmospheric and the beach was just perfect with the mangroves providing a ready made ‘camp’ for our son."
"Fleewinter was very professional and responsive. My experience was very positive" Janet N. - December 2019
"We had a wonderful time and really loved the property. (recommended by Fleewinter).

I appreciated the boutique scale of the property, as we saw some other hotels on the beach that were much larger and I would not have wanted to stay there.

Fleewinter was very professional and responsive. My experience was very positive indeed."
"Great combination of activities and R&R" Alex S. - Aug 2019
"Loved Sri Lanka. Our 2nd time of visiting....Great combination of activities and R&R, good hotels and great customer service from drivers/local agency"
"Thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip for us" Danielle F. & family - Aug 2019
"Thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip for us. Galle Face Hotel was great and we really liked the Park Street Mews area and ate at both restaurants you recommended, and they are perfect!"
"We were looked after so well" - Melanie W. & family - Aug 2019
"It was the most fantastic holiday. We all fell in love with Sri Lanka - it is such a beautiful country, and everywhere we stayed was superb. We were looked after so well by all the hotels and lodges and the food was absolutely amazing in each place. Travel was easy, particularly as Raja, our driver, was such an utter legend.

Working with Fleewinter was excellent from beginning to end. Steffi couldn't have been more helpful."
"Wonderful destination ...but best not shout about it in case too many people go and spoil it!" Simon B - July 2019
"Wonderful destination ...but best not shout about it in case too many people go and spoil it!"
"Fleewinter's service was exemplary from start to finish" Rebecca P - May 2019
"We had an amazing time enjoying the delights of Sri Lanka despite the sad recent bombings. We stayed in a number of different styles of accommodation and all were up to our expectations. The Sri Lankans are delightful efficient and keen to please.

A company's true colours only really come out when tested in a crisis. It was a scary time to be in the country but Fleewinter stayed in touch at all times. I would not hesitate to recommend the company - and indeed already have"
"It was an amazing first time experience in Sri Lanka - definitely want to go back one day!" Naomi C - Oct 2017
"It’s a wonderful, lush, country and on the whole we found the Sri Lankan people to be very welcoming and super friendly.

Highly recommend Fleewinter! Very supportive and helpful with budget and putting together itinerary and recommendations for our family. Loved the regular updates and contact"
"Great holiday! All the family really enjoyed it, a real eye opener" Tim D. & family - Aug 2017
"(Working with Fleewinter was) excellent. Mightily impressed and will certainly use again. Steffi was brilliant! She was really helpful, informative, accomodating and very personable.

Our driver was great. Felt very safe with him, and well looked after by him. One example - our daughter got an ear infection, and he sorted out a visit to the hospital. He was very good at stopping en route so we could break up long journeys, introducing us to local drinks, fruits, people, customs etc. Highly, highly recommended..."
There is only one word to describe Colombo and that is hectic! It can be fun with a handful of good shops and restaurants to explore but we wouldn't overly recommend it as the first point of call for newcomers to Sri Lanka. It isn't a must see. More
Kandy is 3 hours from Colombo and the religious heartland of Sri Lanka. It was made a world heritage site in 1988. The city's main attraction is the Temple of the Tooth, home to Sri Lanka 's most precious Buddhist relic which becomes the focus of a fortnight long festival known as the Perahera each July. Other points of interest include the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens and the Commonwealth Cemetery. More
Originally a fishing town the long beaches of Negombo are nowadays dominated by tourists who like the short transfer times from Colombo International Airport. With a few good hotels, Negombo is a popular jumping off point for visitors but it is by far the most touristy town in Sri Lanka and so may not appeal to everyone. More
Bentota is just 2 hours from the airport and as such has a good range of facilities such as watersports and local restaurants. There are a number of larger hotels along the main beach, but your likely to have the smaller beaches to yourself. The area is ideal for families with elephant rides on the beach, banana rides year round and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery nearby. More
Hikkaduwa is traditionally a surfer town and so has a number of laid back beachfront bars and restaurants, as well as two of the only discos on the island. We have a few accommodation options in Hikkaduwa and recommend it as a day trip from both Bentota and Galle for the glass bottom boat and chance to swim with turtles in the bay. More
Galle Fort
The Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its Dutch colonial past and makes a great day trip from a coastal villa. It has a real cosmopolitan feel due to boutique gift shops and hotel restaurants, mixed with Moorish, Portuguese, Dutch and British history. It is possible to stay in the fort and definitely fun for a few nights. It is approx 3 hours from the airport.
Adam's Peak
Adam's Peak at 7500 ft high is the most famous physical feature in Sri Lanka and a place of pilgrimage. Sri Lankans come mainly in the month of April to pay their respects to the mountains deity Sumana, while foreigners come to admire the sunrise. The climb takes several hours and is done at night, therefore only suitable for the physically fit. More
Yala National Park
Yala National Park on the southeast tip of the island is the most well known of Sri Lanka 's 15 wildlife reserves. Yala is prime leopard spotting territory, especially in August when the area is at its driest, but it is also home to a healthy population of elephants, sloth bears, crocodiles, wild boar, buffalo, jackal and an abundance of bird life. More
Ella has one of the best views in Sri Lanka - through the Ella Gap to the Kirinda Lighthouse on the coast 1000m below. Ella can be reached by road or rail, 7 hours from Colombo. Home to some lovely waterfalls, working tea estates and mini Adam's Peak you can happily spend a few nights in this charming little hill town. More
Home to the Kelani River, Kitugala is a pretty riverside village dedicated to white water rafting, canyoning and kayaking. More
Arugam Bay
Arugam Bay on the east coast of Sri Lanka is a surf paradise, popular with backpackers during the months of April - September. Best avoided in the off season when most of the local businesses close down. More

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